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Advanced Practice Nursing Program Coordinator

University of Virginia's College at Wise
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Advanced Practice Nursing Program Coordinator

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVA Wise), in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for an experienced Advanced Practice Nursing Program Coordinator member to lead and teach in its new MSN-FNP graduate program which is planned for launch in fall 2024. The position is a 12-month tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. For candidates who currently occupy a tenured position with rank at associate or full professor, similar appointment at UVA Wise will be considered.

The candidate should be prepared to teach in both the Advance Practice and Pre-Licensure BSN programs, although primary responsibility will be in the graduate program. As the Advanced Practice Nursing Program Coordinator, the candidate will have responsibilities in oversite of the nursing graduate program’s curriculum, class/clinical scheduling, budgeting, and program evaluation and accreditation.


  • Oversite of graduate program curriculum development, scheduling, and program evaluation.
  • Effective classroom and clinical instruction.
  • Student recruitment and advising.
  • Demonstrated evidence of research/creative/professional activities or the potential to design and complete research/creative/professional activity, including course development.
  • Service of the institution through department and College committees.
  • Participation in College and departmental programs and activities.
  • Professional and community service.


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
  • Board certification with current practice experience as a Family or Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
  • Experience in clinical practice and teaching in an Advanced Practice Nursing and/or Prelicensure BSN Nursing program. 
  • Leadership in graduate nursing education experience is preferred.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in graduate education within a public liberal arts setting and who express specific interest in the mentoring of nursing graduate students as they prepare for advanced clinical practice.

About the Department of Nursing at UVA Wise:

The Department of Nursing offers a program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN). The mission of the nursing program is to prepare graduates with a liberal education, expanded knowledge about nursing and health care, competence in nursing practice, preparation for graduate study, and tools for lifelong learning. The program prepares professional nurses to practice in a safe and caring manner on a regional, national, and global level.

About The University of Virginia’s College at Wise:

The University of Virginia's College at Wise (located in Wise, VA), a division of the University of Virginia and a member of the Council for Public Liberal Arts Colleges, is an inspiring place to teach, learn, work, and call home. Through personalized attention and commitment to individual growth, UVA Wise prepares students to be engaged citizens. Drawing upon its foundation as a public liberal arts institution in the Appalachian region of Southwest Virginia, the College strives to build a diverse community of learners with the drive to serve and lead in their communities, the nation, and the world. The College offers access and affordability along with challenging academic work in the liberal arts tradition. The result is well-rounded graduates who earn fulfilling positions at leading organizations and pursue graduate study at prestigious institutions. And better yet, UVA Wise is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation whose students graduate with a low average student loan debt. 

About Wise, Virginia:

Home to some of the most scenic stretches of the Appalachian Trail, vital natural resources, local music and culture, and flourishing new industries, Southwest Virginia is a welcoming and growing region.

The College at Wise is located in Wise, Virginia, a small town with a rich history. The historic downtown is a short stroll from campus and features many locally owned shops and restaurants. Local farmer’s markets, summer movies in a downtown glade, and local festivals round out the variety of offerings in Wise. Just beyond Wise, you’ll find plenty to see and do, whether you love hiking, canoeing and camping or shopping local boutiques and enjoying delicious food and drink with friends.

Wise is located approximately an hour from the Tri-Cities region of northeastern Tennessee, which includes Bristol, Va./Tenn., home to both the Bristol Motor Speedway and the Birthplace of Country Music, the organization that hosts the internationally renowned Rhythm and Roots festival each year. The Tri-Cities region boasts an international airport, the Barter Theatre, South Holston Lake, and more amenities including a wide array of shopping, dining, arts and cultural attractions, historic sites, outdoor adventures, and more!

Applications Process:

All correspondence relating to the position of Advanced Practice Nursing Faculty atUVA Wise should be directed in confidence to the University’s executive recruitment consultant:

Mr. Jamie Marcus, Vice President

Scott Healy & Associates

A complete application should contain the following information:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;
  2. Updated CV;
  3. Narrative describing teaching philosophy
  4. Three (3) professional references with contact information, title, institutional affiliation, email address and direct phone numbers. (No references will be contacted without written permission from the candidate.)

Applications submitted by March 22, 2024 will receive priority consideration. This search will remain open until the position is filled.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group and the College at Wise are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

UVA Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451.

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